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Jane the Virgin recap: Chapter 39

Shots, shots and more shots — plus, a mysterious long-lost twin suddenly surfaces

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Tyler Golden/The CW

Jane the Virgin

type:
TV Show
genre:
Telenovela, Drama, Comedy
run date:
10/13/14
performer:
Gina Rodriguez
broadcaster:
The CW
seasons:
3
Current Status:
In Season

There comes a very special time in a woman’s life when she’s surrounded by close friends and family, accessorized with a bright sash, and directed to drink fruity cocktails using phallic-shaped straws. It’s a time for celebration and often debauchery, all to celebrate the arrival of particularly poignant period. What am I talking about? The bachelorette party, duh!

This episode was all about Jane’s bachelorette party and kicked off with our leading lady being very clear about her no-go list: No strip clubs, cheesy bars, or penis stuff. Instead, she wants a group mani-pedi session followed by a super-elegant dinner. Satisfied that she’s made her wants clear, Jane heads to school, where she’s unexpectedly asked to fill in for a TA on the glorious text that is Don Quixote. Everything is going well — even with her step-twin sisters Valeria and Victoria in the classroom — when a Don Quixote impersonator/stripper suddenly strolls in. While his abs are definitely cut (yum!), his dance moves land Jane in major trouble with her supervising professor. Uh-oh. Though there’s no immediate verdict on her future at the school, Jane is definitely in the dumps. Good thing she has the bach party coming up!

…Which turns out to be like nothing she expected, with shots galore, party beads, and a seriously tricked-out party bus courtesy of Lina and Xo. However, with the assurance that the baby is being taken care of and that her shift is covered, Jane decides to live a little. With all she’s been through, she deserves it — her first real rager since her “epic” 21st birthday. (Which, as a reminder, is when she met Michael.)

But you know who’s not slurping back shots and dancing up a storm? That’d be Michael and his bros, who are sitting at a five-course dinner complete with a pink champagne toast for his bachelor party. For the record, this wasn’t Michael’s idea – it was Rogelio, who totally invited himself to the event and decided to host it, too. It’s basically the worst night ever, especially since Michael is definitely not comfortable with the idea of a night that includes time at the sauna and a two-hour massage. Unfortunately, his friends let it slip that they’re bored, and Rogelio gets wind of it. As you can imagine, Rogelio’s totally crushed at the idea that the bachelor party can’t be an opportunity for increasing bonding between him and Michael. However, Michael sweetly — and apologetically — shares that his anxiety over the night stems from the idea that boundaries are necessary and that he doesn’t feel comfortable being the person he is around his friends with his future father-in-law. Sounds like a sound argument, and Rogelio gets it. Also, there’s the fact that the brahs decided they actually prefer relaxing massages over a crowded bar, so all’s well, ends well, I guess?

NEXT: “We at the hotel, motel, Holiday Inn”

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